Navy Yard Suspect Arrested in '04 Seattle Shooting

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    Aaron Alexis wass arrested for shooting out tires of parked cars in what he described as an anger-fueled 'black out' (Published Sunday, Jan 26, 2014)

    SEATTLE (AP) - The man identified as the shooter in the Washington Navy Yard slayings had been arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires of a parked car in what he described as an anger-fueled "black out."

    Two construction workers told police that Aaron Alexis walked out of a home next door on May 6, 2004, pulled a pistol from his waistband and fired three shots into the rear tires of their parked car. Alexis later told police he thought the victims had "disrespected him."

    Court records show he was released on the condition he not have contact with any of the construction workers.

    Seattle police said in a statement Monday that detectives later spoke with Alexis' father, who told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD, and had participated in rescue attempts on Sept. 11th, 2001.

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